Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 5x vs 1x
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25x more zoom
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 390 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Startup delay Less startup delay 1800 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/1.9 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 190 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100:f/2.0
IV:f/1.9
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Weight Heavy Help
S100:198 g
IV:190 g
Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
S100:2400 ms
IV:1800 ms
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
IV:1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
IV:109x59x33 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100:198 g
IV:190 g
Thickness Thin Help
S100:1.1"
IV:1.3"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S100:15s
IV:1s
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
IV:1,600 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom Much more zoom
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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